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Hygrophila sp. Quadrivalvis "Needle Leaf"
  • Hygrophila sp. Quadrivalvis "Needle Leaf"

Hygrophila sp. Quadrivalvis "Needle Leaf"

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Common Name: Indian Temple Mint Narrow Leaf

Plant Use:

Difficulty Level: Medium

Light Demand: Medium

Co2 Demand: Medium

Fertilizer Demand: Medium

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Plant Pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Plants Sent are grown in Farms in Emmersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Plant/Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When they are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures

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Description: Hygrophila sp. Quadrivalvis "Needle Leaf" is an aquatic plant celebrated for its elegant and slender leaves, resembling needles, that sway gracefully in aquariums. As a member of the Acanthaceae family, this species originates from Southeast Asia. Its distinctive needle-like foliage adds a touch of sophistication to freshwater aquariums, making it a sought-after choice for aquascaping enthusiasts. The plant's unique appearance and undemanding nature contribute to its popularity in the aquarium hobby.

Plant Information:

  • Scientific Name: Hygrophila sp. Quadrivalvis "Needle Leaf"
  • Family: Acanthaceae
  • Origin: Southeast Asia
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Lighting Requirements: Low to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Low to Medium
  • Temperature Range: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
  • pH Range: 6.0-7.5
  • Propagation: Cuttings, Side Shoots

Growing Information:

1. Lighting: "Needle Leaf" adapts well to a range of lighting conditions, from low to high. Higher light levels encourage more compact growth and intensify the green coloration.

2. Substrate: Plant in a nutrient-rich substrate to support healthy growth. Root tabs or liquid fertilizers can supplement the substrate with essential nutrients.

3. CO2 and Nutrients: While it can thrive in low to medium CO2 environments, supplementing with CO2 can enhance growth. Regular dosing of a complete liquid fertilizer provides the necessary nutrients for robust development.

4. Pruning: Regular pruning helps control the plant's size and shape. Trimming the top portions encourages lateral growth, creating a bushier appearance.

5. Water Parameters: Maintain stable water parameters with a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C), a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0-7.5, and soft to moderately hard water.

6. Placement: "Needle Leaf" is versatile in placement and can be used as a foreground or midground accent in aquariums. Its slender leaves create a delicate and airy visual effect.

7. Propagation: Propagate through cuttings or side shoots. Healthy stems can be cut and replanted in the substrate, or side shoots can be separated and planted independently.

8. Challenges: Considered easy to moderate in terms of care, Hygrophila sp. Quadrivalvis "Needle Leaf" is suitable for beginners and experienced aquarists alike. Its graceful appearance and adaptability make it a valuable addition to various aquarium setups.

Hygrophila sp. Quadrivalvis "Needle Leaf" introduces a touch of grace and elegance to freshwater aquariums. Its slender, needle-like leaves create a visually enchanting underwater scene, making it a favored choice for aquarists looking to enhance the aesthetics of their aquatic landscapes.



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